Crystal M M Burton
Crystal M M Burton - 27 - Texas, USA
Crystal M M Burton - 27 - Texas, USA
Tara is a long-time lover of storytelling. She began writing for fun in fourth grade; her first work was a poem about dolphins. She wrote for her high-school and college newspapers and her college’s literary magazine but chose a different career path, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science.
Christopher Donovan is an aspiring screenwriter, with a degree in Writing for Film and Television from the University of the Arts. Chris is currently working two jobs while simultaneously trying to overcome his massive procrastination problem to create more original works. While Chris is trained and capable of writing short stories, plays, and television scripts, he is most comfortable creating feature length film scripts.
Chris usually frequents the horror genre. While out of his element, Chris sees this opportunity as a way to practice writing outside of his comfort zone and broaden his thematic horizons. He dreams of bringing some of his horror to the big screen and also whishes to one day be able to write a SyFy original film. He can be found on Twitter: @The_Don_17 and on his Tumblr: @professionalhorror, which he uses to release weekly short horror stories and horror movie reviews.
Having recently relocated to New York City, this new chapter of Rachael’s life also includes finally being able to let her creative juices flow and start her journey into writing. An Australian born adventurer, Rachael has also had the pleasure of living in England, Canada and Japan.
An avid reader from a young age, Rachael studied Journalism in High school, has dabbled in some poetry and contributed to the travel section of the Qantas Crew Magazine at her former job. This writer is beginning her journey into Creative Writing by contributing to CWC ‘s firsts project: The Concierge, as well as the second project: Ambition, and is also eagerly awaiting her turn to submit a chapter for the third collaboration: Ark.
Rachael is currently taking a short course at “The Writing Institute” at Sarah Lawrence College and is excited to start further courses to help hone her skills in the creative writing field. After a childhood growing up in rural Australia, her worldly travels, and a passion for adventure and other cultures, Rachael has a stockpile of memories and experiences she is eager to share with the world.
Kaylee Kosakowski is a student studying Television, Film, and Communications. She has always found writing to be her favorite outlet and has worked to improve her skills as a storyteller. From scripts to poetry to short stories to novels, she has dabbled in all areas of writing. In her spare time, she collaborates with her friend to create a marvelous story that they hope will one day be published.
Being one of the younger writers in the project, she fully embraces the opportunity to work with other great authors and people, trusting that every experience will guide her as she grows. Kaylee herself can stand proud having had two chapters selected for The Concierge, and another chapter selected for our second collaboration: Ambition. It’s hard to believe a writer has acquired such diverse skills so early on. This writer is certainly one to watch. She can be found on Twitter: @asiankayleeann.
Sarah got her start as a writer with fanfiction and her grandfather’s old Windows ’95 desktop computer. After writing all the way through high school, she went to Hollins University for writing and emerged with a BA in History and English with a concentration in creative writing.
It was in early 2015 that Sarah discovered the Collaborative Writing Challenge. She signed up for CWC’s project five, The Map, and loves the challenge of working on a collaborative novel. She is also involved in project six, Esyld's Awakening.
Sarah has worked as a freelance writer, and her articles have been published both online and in-print. She blogs regularly at PaperPenandNoPlan.com.
After spending eleven dedicated years serving in the US Navy, Laura Waide, a native to Colorado, elected to pursue the creative side of life. Besides being a life-long bookworm, she has published poetry in several anthologies. CWC’s The Map was her first attempt at longer works of writing and the project proved to unearth her passion for fast-paced, by-the-seat-of-your-pants storytelling.
Laura currently lives in Wisconsin and works as a daytime Environmental, Health, and Safety professional. Outside of work and writing, she spends as much quality time as she can with her two beautiful daughters and two slightly neurotic rescue dogs. She is able to juggle all of life’s precious balls at once with the help of her best friend, her mother. Laura borrows her motto for life from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist: “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
My name is Scott Clegg, 40 years old from San Antonio TX. Originally from Southern California. I moved here over 10 years ago for a better life, slower pace and wide open spaces. I'm a married father of three with a full time profession as a Radiologic Technologist. I began writing nearly 20 years ago when I penned a full length motion picture screenplay titled Bigfoot. It made the rounds to the Hollywood elites, but nothing ever materialized from it.
I'm currently adapting it to a full length novel, because a good story needs to bed told. It's a little slow going with my schedule, but I'm having a great time doing it. I have my fingers in a few other pies as well, attempting to write a serial story piece about a Super Hero, and also a YA science fiction novel about a time traveling boy. All my work can be found at www.whatsfit2print.wordpress.com. Stop by for a read, follow, leave some feedback and let's bounce ideas off one another. I hope you enjoy.
Cristel Benítez lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a house her cats graciously let her inhabit. She writes mainly as a hobby, but that didn't stop her from joining countless writers' groups. She hopes to make a living off her writing someday. But don't worry, if you ask her, she'll put her serious face on and tell you she's working on her novel.
You can find more of her work on one of CWC's other projects, ARK. And her, well, you can't find her anywhere. Unless you want to be facebook friends. If so, you know the name.
M. W. King is a writer who dabbles in many genres, her favorite being fantasy. After six years in the Navy, she decided one tour on a ship was enough and now squeezes her writing between work, school, and other hobbies, which include daydreaming, crafting, and napping. She currently resides in New Hampshire with her husband and three little monsters. She’s been published in two CWC anthologies and one anthology put together by the Authors’ Tale writing group.